Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Weeks on Paracelsus - Nature as a Second Bible

Paracelsus cast the Aristotelian philosophy of medieval Scholasticism aside in favor of a nature that he viewed almost as a second bible, complementary to the written one; and in favor of what he called experientia--a usage that, I will contend, owes as much to the inner experience of religious faith as to observation in modern scientific method.

Paracelsus: speculative theory and the crisis of the early Reformation
By Andrew Weeks

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